Originally posted on Fenway West  |  Last updated 4/7/12

If you thought the Opening Day loss was tough to take, you were in for something worse today.  Josh Beckett and the Red Sox assured everyone that his thumb was OK and he would be ready to go today.  But Beckett struggled from the beginning and gave up a monster blast to Cabrera in the first inning and that was the sign of things to come.  He gave up a five home runs in the game including two to Cabrera and two to Prince Fielder.  When Beckett was pulled from the game in the fifth inning he had given up seven earned runs.

The Red Sox bats did not do much to bail out Beckett; they were held to seven hits and shutout in the game.

After the game Beckett said his thumb was fine it was just the location of his pitches.  If his thumb is indeed fine it is equally concerning that he could get hit so hard in a game.  Last season it was the middle of June before he served up his fifth gopher ball.

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